Pakistan U-19s v Zimbabwe U-19s, tri-series January 18, 2012

Pakistan brush aside Zimbabwe

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan Under-19 139 for 3 (Faraz 68) beat Zimbabwe Under-19 138 (Masasire 65, Zia 3-23) by seven wickets

Pakistan Under-19 inflicted a sixth straight defeat on Zimbabwe Under-19 at the Stellenbosch University Ground. Zimbabwe, after choosing to bat, appeared to be in a comfortable situation at 73 for 1 in the 19th over. Luke Masasire (65) and Kevin Kasuza were involved in a 59-run second-wicket stand but things fell apart after the pair was separated. In a collapse, Zimbabwe lost 9 wickets for 65 runs and were bowled out for 138 in 40.5 overs. Seamer Zia-ul-Haq grabbed three wickets and was supported by Usman Qadir and Mohammad Nawaz, who took two each. Opener Faraz Ali top-scored with 68 in the chase and Pakistan sealed victory with 22 overs to spare and seven wickets in hand.